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Carl Plansky 35-Year Retrospective

Carl Planksy, artist, teacher, paint maker, maintained studios in Brooklyn and East Meredith, New York and Budapest, Hungary. Born in 1951 in Miami Beach, he studied at Maryland Institute College of Art and moved to New York in 1970 to attend Hans Hofmann's New York Studio School.  He also studied with artist Joan Mitchell, a close personal friend who was a strong influence.

Plansky’s paintings are drawn from direct observation, and revel in pitch-perfect color, compositional elegance, and highly expressive brushwork. Also a respected and influential teacher, he guided students at numerous colleges and universities as well as highly acclaimed art institutions, including a return to the New York Studio School in 2004 as a faculty member.  

Forever dedicated to the craft of oil painting, he began making small batches of handmade paint in the 1980s for himself and artist friends. This would eventually become Williamsburg Oil Paint for Artists, now widely regarded as one of the premier oil paint makers in the world and used by some of the most respected artists working today. He died in 2009 at age 58.

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Carl Plansky in 2009

A 35 year retrospective of Plansky's work took place at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina.   The exhibition contained 50 paintings and drawings created over a 35 year period.  The exhibition concluded in June, 2013.  A video presentation of Carl Plansky, 35 Years of Painting was shown and is available upon request.  Contact lelder@elderart.
















For more information contact:

     Direct Inquiries to Elder Gallery 
      1520 South Tryon Street   Charlotte, NC  28203
            704-370-6337                www.elderart.com    

The Plansky Collection is also represented by the following gallery:

Anglin Smith Fine Art

www.anglinsmithfine art.com

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Catalogue Now Available from Elder Gallery















Images below are from two recent exhibitions of Plansky's artwork:

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